Nikon is expected to introduce a new and very fast prime lens, called Nikkor 32mm f/1.2, for the mirrorless 1 system, as the product is now listed on the company’s USA website.
Nikon is investing a lot of time and effort into the development of the 1 system. Mirrorless cameras are seen as an important part of the future by many Japanese manufacturers, including Nikon, as both compact and DSLR camera sales have decreased.
Consumers are taking a closer look to cheaper alternatives which can capture high-quality photos. As the mirrorless technology has its advantages, Nikon is looking to establish a firm leading position in this market area.
The digital camera maker has officially announced that it will release a 32mm f/1.2 lens back in January. The company has also filed for a patent describing the lens.
Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens for mirrorless cameras now listed on Nikon’s website
It seems like the optic is finally hitting retail store shelves sometime in the following days, as the Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens is now being listed on the official USA website of the company.
Nikon’s new 1 system lens will be compatible with all of the company’s mirrorless cameras, including the recently-announced J3 and S1 shooters.
The 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens will provide a 35mm equivalent of 86.4mm and a Nano Crystal coating. Unfortunately, other details about the lens are unknown, as the product has not been officially announced yet.
Samsung also listed a product before its official introduction
This is a situation similar to the one of the Samsung NX1100 camera, which has been listed on the South Korean manufacturer’s website before its proclamation. However, the camera became official a few days after its listing and the same thing should be expected in the case of the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2.
As stated above, Nikon should disclose the official release date, price, and full specifications sheet in the near future. Anyway, potential buyers should not hold their breath over it yet, fact which is recommendable in most situations.